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    November 2, 2012
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>> i do not understand why he was like that. he seemed to be in a nice mood when he came home. >> turner started working out with a punching bag. turner came down to see what the know it -- i saw him punching the back. i said, that was ok. >> he says the grandson came from behind and started beating him. >> he was going to the kitchen to get a knife or something. i told my wife. she called the cops. >> a 32-year-old ex-marine at fifth district officer was the first to arrive. the officer's back. >> he has multiple wounds on the back and head. >> he managed to fire once killing turner's grandson. >> he saved my life.
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because he probably was coming in there to do something. >> a lot of conflicting emotions for this family. we do not know a lot about the grandson. it was the first time they had seen him in two mundus. it was looking for work. he wants -- seen him in two months. he was looking for work. >> thank you, jennifer. the officer was released from the hospital. he is highly regarded as a member of the force. >> virginia state police are still investigating the officer- involved shooting at 2:00 a.m. in stafford county. evidence led officers to a nearby home, and that is when a 17-year-old attacked them. officers opened fire killing the 17-year-old.
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more details at 5:30. >> and mor information on the aftermath of hurricane sandy. there is a gasoline shortage in new jersey adding to the misery of storm victims. they have spent hours waiting only to find the pumps have run dry. police have been called out to keep order. gas lines are not the only things frustrating people in new york and new jersey. some people in s.i. say they feel like they are being forgotten -- staten say they feel like they are being forgotten. >> progress is being made, but there are many obstacles out there, like staten island, and patience is wearing thin. >> there is still 3 million people without power on the coast.
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people are not happy about the marathon taking place. >> tempers are running high, especially in waterlogged staten island. >> we are going to die. you do not understand. >> gasoline, food, and clothing. 20 people died on staten island. people are facing another night of darkness and cold. >> people are fighting. that sends people over the edge. >> the governor says relief is on the way. >> there should be an improvement in conditions and people should see it quickly. >> the ferry service and has resumed today.
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water and food donations should be finally getting to these people in that devastated community. abc7 news. >> all right. such a difficult time. and power crews in our area hard at work in new jersey. the dominion bucket truck set off at 6:30. it represents the largest group of the power company has ever deployed after a disaster. they have worked on restoring the 200,000 customers in virginia who lost power after hurricane sandy. now there are concerns of another storm headed our week -- our way next week. >> doug hill is your. should we be concerned or what? >> no, you get a lot of discussion about storms, and here comes another one -- the bottom line is computer modelsare stimulating the atmosphere
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that next tuesday night, thursday, but low pressure could bring chilly rain to the area. a typical nor'easter scenario. and nothing like hurricane sandy. i have used all my time. left a jump to the map for a just a second. -- let's just jump to the mat for just a second. 40's now. 43 in germantown. 51 in the city right now. the winds have been gusty. the skies are clearing. as a result, it has been quite cold overnight. clear and cold. 30 to 39. your complete out look, election day weather, and the forecast for next wednesday, coming up.
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>> speaking of the election, four days to go. the candidates have a packed schedule for the next four days with stops in the battleground states, including of course regina. they spend their time in the biggest -- of course virginia. they spent their time in the biggest battleground of all. >> these are the craziest campaign schedules you will see this cycle. they have to take advantage of every hour. as they crisscrossed the country, on this, the final friday. >> there is a science to this last-minute stumping. four men, four states. a chance of four more days instead of four more years, mitt romney has put the badger state in play. >> thanks to ann romney -- next to ann romney, paul ryan is the
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best choice i have ever made. >> with these guys, it always depends. who you're talking to. what state you are in. >> how about ohio? that is for the president spoke three times to dead. remember every president since truman has upheld the bellwether state. >> we may have had problems, but we are here today because we know we have more work to do. >> with a hefty 18 electoral votes up for grabs, romney has two events there today. colorado, also a tough one for republicans, and it was seen in obama's column. but romney is up three according to a rasmussen paul. and both teams have fought incredibly hard over d six electoral votes. perhaps an indicator that even
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the smallest trophy cannot be passed up. of course, va. -- it has been 24 hours since we have seen the candidates. don't worry. the president, with bill clinton and musician dave matthews, will be in virginia and monday will cap off his campaign here with a rally at george mason university. >> ok, scott. thank you. we will follow the candidates on their final stop in battleground va., and you can join us on election night for up-to-the-minute results and also on wjla.com. leon? >> the serial attacker in fairfax county has struck again. here is a sketch of the man that is believed to have groped at least nine different women. >> the latest attack occurred just behind me at that very busy
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bus stop here in springfield. 6 of the attacks have occurred within just a few blocks of where i am standing. tonight, one of the relatives of the latest attempt speaks out. >> she is very scared. she is very scared. >> her cousin is now afraid to walk alone in her neighborhood near the busy springfield plaza after what happened at this heavily-use the bus stop. >> he was covered with a high at -- with a hat. >> this man groped a young woman are around 4:00 p.m. on thursday. >> i screamed. i was screaming "help me!" >> police are doing everything they can to track down the suspect who has been groping women aged from 24 to 48 since early september. >> the women are scared.
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there needs to be more police in the area. >> through an interpreter, she talked with us about the concerns many women had in the community. >> all the women are scared they could be the next 1. >> a source close to the investigation tells me this is a brazen suspect, attacking at all times in the day and they believe is possible because of this bus route location that it may be the way in and out for the suspect. the suspect may also live in the area. they are confident they will catch him. abc7 news. >> thank you. coming up -- lines in maryland today, but it was not for a big sale. >> plus, just in bieber and amazing news.
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is still ahead see how the family reacts to this good news. >> and the effects president obama: there's just no quit in america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one p percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan
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for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to goorrnor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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>> thousands of people stood in
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line for the last chance to vote early in maryland today, just one sign of the importance of this election. >> suzanne kennedy has marked. -- has more. suzanne? >> a lot of people in this community remember four years ago. a lot of strong -- all lot of extremely long lines. long lines, and it has remained as long since before the doors opened at 8:00 this morning and there are no signs it will let up before the polls close tonight. >> with four days until election day, citizens lined up for the last day of early voting. >> i wish i came a lot earlier. >> they were spending their time reading, talking on the
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telephone, anything to keep busy during the wait, which for some was as long as four hours. by noon, nearly 1000 people had cast their ballot. >> i guess everybody got the word there was not going to be another day. >> it was such a surprise there were so many out here. >> the state board of elections says our record-setting number people voted early nearly 300,000. but the process was disrupted by hurricane sandy. today was an extra day tacked on to help people cope with the storm. >> it through my schedule of. i made sure i got out -- it through my schedule off. i made sure i got out early. >> i came out here because i thought it was really important to get out and vote.
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>> if you think the line was bad outside here, this is what the line to get to the front door of the facility looks like. there is a line that wraps around the building. all the 46 polling places close at 9:00 tonight. suzanne kennedy abc7 is. >> all right. thank you. we are on your side to attract potential problems at people's. let us know if you -- to attract potential problems at the polls. let us know if you see any problems, whatever it is. >> black hawk helicopters are searching for people cut off by the flow that was following hurricane sandy. 20% of the counties are cut off
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by downed trees and heavy snow. gov. earl ray tomlin has declared an official disaster. >> and we are just now getting late word coming about the weather and the new york city marathon. word has come in that they have cancelled it. mayor bloomberg said he was going to go through with it, but now they are going to cancel a. >> there was an uprising. a lot of people were upset. >> it was a huge problem. yes, we will keep on top of that, with the developments. >> we have the potential? >> the storm is forming. you have that outlook four, five, six days out. you look at the computer guidance. it might even be in nor'easter.
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back in the weather center, bob and i and the gang, we have a more classic storm warning. nothing like the scale of sandy. the closer we get the, the more we can predict its effects. >> all right. >> we have some pretty pictures. this is the time lapse. this is the high school in arlington. beautiful, mesmerizing. it is just, but i don't know, kind of a soothing. >> it looks computer-generated. >> it does. but it is not. that is a good sign if you are missing the sunshine but skies will clear out tonight and we will get sunshine for the weekend. 48 degrees in alexandria. 1 weather disturbance finally went through. that is when the wind gusted up. just gusty winds. colder west of the city, mid- 40's.
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temperatures sliding off to the east and south east. diminishing winds. because of that, three warnings issued for page county rockingham county, all the way south through a bawsca. we will range between 30 degrees -- through agusta. we will range between 30 degrees and 68 degrees. we may have below average temperatures. we just finished the month of october with above average temperatures, and now we are turning the calendar and we will be called for some time. there is our temperature trend overnight. definitely chili. there is cold air over the northeast part of the great lakes. for the next several days, high pressure will be in charge. partly cloudy skies. mid to low 50's. this will take you through saturday, sunday monday, and
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tuesday. futurecast shows a high pressure moving in. we will get more sunshine for the next few days. a little storm to the south of us. it will stay chilly and then we will get into tuesday night and wednesday when the southeast coast could be the stop for the next system developing. i have learned over the years that anything can happen, definitely in this business. it appears to be the classic east coast kind of storm. we will stay ahead of it. in the meantime, i enjoy your weekend. we will start off with a chilly forecast. leon, turn your clocks back. do not make me come to your house. and a luncheon weather is beautiful and cool. rain and chilly temperatures on wednesday. and that is it. >> very good.
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ok keep us posted. >> here is a look at what is happening in primetime tonight. new comedies for use starting at 8:00 with last man standing and reba's new show. that is followed by a shark tank and 20/20. that is followed by the news. >> up next more and the breaking news about the new york city marathon being cancelled. >> wow. we are going to tell you how this local bieber fan is getting the surprise of a lifetime. that is coming up
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>> synthetic marijuana has reached new levels around the
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country. >> yesterday we first told you about the battle in frederick county between shop owners and the governmesignatures were collected, but last night the decision was made to make it illegal. we have more from frederick. >> be cigar store manager had to turn away more than 150 customers looking for >> they can order the state chemicals online. >> -- the straight chemicals online. >> i think it is stupid because it keeps the kids out of trouble. other than that, i think it kept a lot of people out of trouble and out of jail. >> now anyone selling or using it can be jailed or fined $1,000 for violations. >> parents are scared and frustrated about this kind of stuff their kids are using when
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we do not even know what the stuff is. >> at the gas station across from the hospital, told disappointed customers to come back in the evening. -- the clerk told disappointed customers to come back in the evening. >> all these extra services we have to provide are a drain on our economy and to our businesses. >> and in the shops on market street -- they celebrated the end of what used to be. >> it looks like a methadone clinic around here in the morning. >> someone two doors down cannot sell a product and people can sit on the curb and get high. that is crazy. now they cannot. >> still to come -- a big renovation at about to get underway at the smithsonian. favorite exhibits are on the
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move. >> now word of a generator recall after hurricane sandy. >> an altercation involving a stafford county deputy leads to the death of a 17-year-old
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built that stage it was like building my own coffin and it just made me sisick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you are watching abc7 news at 5:00 on your side. >> a 17-year-old man is dead after an encounter with sheriff's deputies. >> they say a 17-year-old tried to attack them. we have more. >> well, this incident happened in stafford county. when deputies requested that -- back up, they were there, but it led to an outcome nobody wanted.
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the lights were flashing when he walked outside. >> i knew something was up. something bad. >> the vehicle came to rest, and he like other neighbors -- does not expect this sort of activity in this rural area of fauquier county. >> they responded to the call of a car crash at the corner of tacketts mill road early friday morning. further investigation led them to a home. once inside, stafford deputies came into contact with the 17- year-old man. >> he was wielding a knife and attacked one of the deputies. >> the deputy was stabbed suffering minor injuries. >> the officer did what he
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needed to do. >> he stabbed and officer. that is wrong. >> neighbors and shake their heads, and they do not want to see this again. >> i hope they carry-on. >> of virginia state police have not released to the identity of the 17-year-old. there are still many questions. was out all of factor? how many shots were fired? what was said, if anything, during the altercation? live in stafford county, abc7 news. >> $20,000 reward for information related to a deadly shooting. and man and a woman were walking their dog when a man shot at them, killing the woman. deputies have released this a sketch of the suspect. >> an investigation under way
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after a d.c. officer killed a man who stabbed him repeatedly in the head and neck. it happened around 6:45 a.m. while an elderly couple was telling an officer that a 20- year-old turned on his grandfather, -- i 28-year-old turned on his grandfather he attacked the officer. he was shot and killed. >> a woman has become the latest victim of the serial groper. at least eight women have been attacked by the same man. >> moments ago, we learned the new york city marathon is now cancelled. we will have much more on this breaking story coming up. and i talked to diane sawyer about what else is coming up on world news tonight.
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of course, there are so many incredible stories in the aftermath of the sandy and tonight you have one about the evacuation? is that right? >> we do, and we were there with the people struggling in the cold without power. the question is this -- how to evacuate an octopus or a walrus? it is a dilemma at a flooded aquarium. >> four days until election day. i understand you have a brand new poll. >> we do. i know you will be covering this as well. our brand new tracking poll will tell everyone read the race stands right now. >> alright. we will see you shortly. thank you. you can watch those stories and more on world news after abc7 news at 6:00. >> one of the most popular exhibits at the smithsonian will soon be moving and the
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smithsonian will shut down its west wing to allow for the renovation. the west wing currently houses the first lady'sies the election. can now a traffic update. >> there is a brief delay near duke street. an accident near potomac parkway on the southeast freeway. that has been cleared. big delays around 11th street. also seeing delays i-95 southbound. on and off, delays heading towards fredricksburg. on the beltway delays began in virginia. it is passed the appellation emerge, headed to the 270 spur. through the camera here at
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clarksburg, heading to 1 and 9. -- 109. you have a single lane getting through it all works done. that is the latest. back to do. >> all right. have a good weekend. the gaming referendum has taken over in maryland, but it is not the omni important issue up to decide. a look at the -- it is not the only important issue to decide. a look at the same-sex marriage issue. >> [indiscernible] >> thanks to brother and abc7, her dream will come true for the special bieber san. see her reaction when we tell our the news. >> see why some cameras are going down
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>> tonight, an inspiring story about a 14-year-old maryland boy determined to make a dream come true for his little sister with cerebral palsy. >> zachary knew his 12-year-old sister lily's greatest wish was
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to meet justin bieber. and you know what happened. >> when we saw it, we tried to help. >> she rides a specially made by with her big brother zachary and listens to justin bieber. her parents bought her concert tickets for monday's show in d.c. but to a factory that was not enough. >> honestly if she could meet justin bieber, i know there are thousands of girls who want to meet him -- but she is special in her runway. >> he made this year to video showing how much his song "believe" means to lily.
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anything including zip lining and skiing. >> she does not accept any limitations on her life. is pretty incredible. >> would you believe it if i told you you were going to meet him in person at monday night's. >> and they actually did not believe us, at first. >> justin bieber is going to -- [all screaming] >> justin bieber is going to meet you monday night after his concert. it is real. to you via bieber fever?
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>> it is pretty cool. no matter what your disabilities are, no matter what you look like, you can still do what you want. >> pamela brown, at abc7 news. >> i cannot wait to see that. bieber's representatives tell us fever? that his team was just so taken with her story. we will be at the concert monday night and get her reaction four year. if that was any indication, it is going to be -- >> a big one. that is the best story we covered this year. all right, coming up, generators working overtime on the east coast. we of a serious generator recall to tell you about. >> on the heels of [ mitt romney
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] there are two very different paths the country can take. one is a path represented by the president, which, at the end of four years, it'd mean we'd have $20 trillion in debt. i'll get people back to work with 12 million new jobs. i'm gonna make sure that we get people off of food stamps not by cutting the program but by getting them good jobs. i'll work with you. i'll lead you in an open and honest way and to make sure that we all together maintain america as the hope of the earth. i'm'm mitt romney, and i approve this message.
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>> we have more for you now on that breaking news about the decision to cancel the new york city marathon in the wake of hurricane sandy.
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>> the controversy was very apparent at this running store paces, where people were coming in to gear up for the marathon. mayor bloomberg said it would be good for the economy and the people, but some people thought it was the wrong time. the circulation of this photo making the rounds at shows two generators on hold for the marathon what thousands of new yorkers are without water power, heat. a lot of people thought it was best to cancel the marathon. late today, those individuals went out with the obvious cancellation of the big race. >> to help lift the spirits, the morale of the city and give those people and afternoon, a morning to forget. >> it would be great to see new york support the people who are without water power, and other resources. >> there were two marathon
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runners showing the different signs. some people saying it would be best for the big apple to all the marathon. the mayor said by the time the race rolled around expected to have much of the debris cleared and the power restored, because many people are still in the dark. but late today, new york city did cancel the marathon. abc7 news. >> speaking of the generators, seven is on your side with important news of a recall of generators. the two models of champion generators were sold exclusively at costco from december of last year through july. each it cost $699. we have a complete list of the models and serial numbers affected on our website. just search generator recall their. another recall -- wegman's is
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recalling spinach and aspirin mixed salads. they may have been contaminated with e. coli. >> they are looking to reshape the retail world with the grand opening of the company's first ever store at tyson's corner center. the founder made a personal appearance with the ceo. >> it was not that long ago i cut the feed out of my panty hose and went to the department store -- cut the feet out of my pantyhose and went to the department store. >> the is products and not just for women anymore.
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it does sell body shaping undershirts for men as well. >> raley? >> -- really? >> uh-huh. and she is the world's youngest self-made female billionaire. it is an incredibly lucrative business. >> all right. let's look at what is coming up at 6:00 this evening. >> how does this look? >> fabulous. >> there is not much time for president obama and mitt romney to make their cases. they both of a lot of states to hit in the next four days. tonight, what they're doing to shore up those last few undecided votes. and those be cameras are going down in d.c. we will talk more about that at 6:00. >> alright. we will see you in just a bit. >> with 7 other check on the weather for the friday.
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out -- let's have another check on the weather for friday. how is it looking? >> if i tried to do this monday at 10:06 it would not see anything. that's right, we are turning clocks back. one thing you'll notice -- the colder feel to the air, the gusty breezes. air temperature is dropping into the 40's north and west of the immediate metro area. all that will change tonight. dusting winds bringing in colder drier air. -- gusting winds bringing in colder, drier air. we are bringing in our wind chill chart for the first time this season, at least to my knowledge. it feels like 22 in garrett county in oakland, md. -- maryland.
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through the day, partly cloudy, breezy, lower 50's, about 10 degrees below average. sunday more of the same. the chilly temperatures continue. i reminder to turn the clock back tomorrow night, blah, blah, blah and we will be paying attention to the potential for another system of next week. soon in four more at wjla.com. your turn. >> all right. we are still talking spanks. [laughter] what do you have for us? >> action. this is the first time in four years the d.c. will be in the playoffs. they have home field advantage for the playoffs. the first game in new york. the last in washington.
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soccer is also a casualty of hurricane sandy, and they have switched dates to accommodate. nothing will change the black and red's excitement for tomorrow. >> it was the simplest solution. >> when it comes to playoff destiny, d.c. united is in control. they have one of the young best rosters in the late. including the coach. >> it is a great opportunity for me. >> the red bulls lead by the star player. >> he is playing his best soccer i have seen during his time in the united states. >> if anyone is ready for the challenge, it is an be united's
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-- it is the united's defense. >> but they are not taking things off as imagined, but the reality is the team will be under the bright lights tomorrow. that is something they have dreamed of. >> to have it on a weekend, late night game -- you know, everybody watching. we are up for it. >> it is just incredible. i think the fans are ready. bring it on. >> good charlie rose: will you endorsend president obama? colin powell: yes. when he took over we were in one of the... worst recessions we had en in recent times... close to a depression. and i saw, over the next several years, stabilization... come back in the financial community. housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry. and the actions he's taken with respect to... protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. and so, i think we ought to keep on the track that we are on. president obama:
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i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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>> on tuesday, voters will consider ballot initiatives on same-sex marriage, including maryland's. >> i no the vote will mean the law will be overturned.
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this issue will likely come down to support among african- american voters in the free state. >> join me in supporting question 6. >> marylanders for marriage equality have rolled out several ads featuring black pastors. >> it is about fairness, equality, and treating all people equally. >> the radio commercial also features president obama's support for gay marriage. >> my daughters and have friends whose parents are same-sex couples. >> we just believe that, you know fundamentally marriages between one man and one woman. it is more than about what two adults 1. >> opponents recently released
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as saying that question six could impact school curriculums. >> supporters say is not true. >> values are taught at home by the parents. that is why the mayor to quality has nothing to do with school. -- mayor richard quality has nothing to do with school. >> marilyn's democratic politics -- maryland's democratic politics could make it very favorable terrain. >> after election day, advocates on both sides of the issue will turn their attention to the supreme court, but -- supreme court, which will take into account the quality of marriage act. >> thank you. stick around. gordon and marine are checking in for abc7 news at 6:00 keeping >> alive and in hd this is abc
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7 news at 6:00, on your site. >> good evening. our big story. watcher days before americans head to the polls to pick -- four days before americans had to the polls to pick the next president of the united states. >> they are heading up as many swing states as possible in an effort to get their message out at the last minute. the final jobs report before the election shows at tick up in the unemployment rate. there are some adjustments in a positive direction for the two previous month's. rebecca cooper is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> well, gordon, paul ryan was in